International Applicants

Students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree at Leuphana College but who do not have a German university entrance certificate must apply through the Application Services for International Students, Uni-Assist, in Berlin.  

This applies to both foreign and German applicants, who have a non-German university entrance qualification. In turns, foreign students holding a German school degree that qualifies for university studies in Germany as well as students who have successfully passed an assessment test at a German preparatory college (Studienkolleg) may apply directly to Leuphana University. These students are subject to the same application and admissions procedures as German applicants.


Central Application in Berlin: Uni-Assist

Application documents from applicants for the bachelor's program who gained their university entrance qualification abroad (A-level, high school diploma, baccalauréat, gaokao, etc.) are pre-checked by the Central Application Services for International Students, Uni-Assist, in Berlin. Pre-checking includes checking for completeness of the application documents and checking the applicants' eligibility to study their chosen disciplines at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. For providing this pre-checking service, applicants are charged a service fee.

An initial non-binding assessment of your eligibility to study in Germany can be obtained from the Anabin database. 

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your application at Uni-Assist, you are asked to contact only Uni-Assist. Please see below for contact details.

Important Note: Official information on applying is available only at www.uni-assist.de. Do not use any other websites!

  • Application deadline
  • Application form
  • Service fee
  • Application documents
  • Form of documents
  • Application for admission to advanced semesters

Application deadline

  • No later than July 15 for the winter semester
  • No later than January 15 for the summer semester (applicable only to advanced semesters)

All applicants are advised to hand in your application documents six weeks before the deadline! 

First semester students are admitted to Leuphana University of Lüneburg only once a year at the start of the winter semester in October. Applicants for admission to an advanced semester are admitted twice a year at the beginning of the summer and the winter semester.

To be considered in the application process, all application documents and the service fee must have been received by Uni-Assist by the set deadline. Please note that the application deadlines set by Uni-Assist universities may vary from one university to another. You should therefore make sure that your application documents for all universities are received by Uni-Assist within the prescribed time period.

Application form

(for applications through Uni-Assist only) 

The application form will be created automatically when you apply for a course via the homepage of uni-assist.

You can use the same application form for the first as well as for an advanced semester.

When you apply, please always submit your email address if possible. This will allow uni-assist to react faster and more reliable to your questions.

Service fee

Uni-Assist charges 75 euros for pre-checking an application to a Uni-Assist university. Applicants wishing to apply to more than one Uni-Assist university will be charged an additional 15 euros for any further Uni-Assist university applied to.

Applicants with German citizenship and a foreign university entrance qualification should check whether applications to other universities must be made also through Uni-Assist or whether they can apply directly to these universities.

Applicants from member states of the EU (European Union) and the EEA (European Economic Area, i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) pay a fee of 75 euros and 15 euros respectively.

Please transfer the respective amount to Uni-Assist’s account when you send your application documents.

For information about the payment please see the homepage of Uni-Assist.

Application documents

The following application documents must be submitted along with the application form:

  • Officially certified copy of your school leaving certificate
  • Officially certified copy of previous academic transcripts of records, if applicable
  • Officially certified copy of previous academic degrees, if applicable
  • Copy of the page of your passport containing your personal details (name, date of birth, etc.)
  • Copy of the transfer voucher of your bank
  • Certificate of your language proficiency in German, at least "Goethe-Zertifikat C1 (ZMP)" or “Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP)”
  • APS certificate, if required, in the original1)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required (see also form of documents)
  • Confirmation that you did the CC test, if required2)

Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official certified German translation.

1) Applicants from the People’s Republic of China must undergo application procedures with the Akademische Prüfstelle in Beijing. Only those applicants who entered the Federal Republic of Germany before April 1, 2002 or who are married to a German citizen are allowed to apply for the APS certificate while staying in Germany. All other applicants must apply for the certificate from China.

1) Applicants from the Republic of Mongolia must undergo application procedures with the Akademische Prüfstelle in Ulan Bator. If they entered the Federal Republic of Germany before November 1, 2006, they are allowed to apply for the certificate while staying in Germany. Applicants who entered the Federal Republic of Germany on or after November 1,  2006 must go back to Mongolia in order to apply for the APS certificate. Applicants who are studying in Germany or attending the “Studienkolleg” do not have to undergo application procedures with the Akademische Prüfstelle in Ulan Bator when applying again at a German university.

1) Applicants from Vietnam must undergo application procedures with the Akademische Prüfstelle in Hanoi if they have entered the Federal Republic of Germany after January 1, 2007. Applicants who entered Germany before January 1, 2007 do not need an APS certificate if they entered Germany with a student visa.

2) Applicants for teacher education programs for primary and secondary schools and vocational schools are requested to do an Internet-based self assessment test. This test helps you learn more about working as a teacher in Germany and find out whether you are the right person for this job. Once you have completed the test, please print out the confirmation of your participation in it and send this confirmation to Uni-Assist along with your application documents.

  • Open the following website (see link below) and click on the “pupil” button (even if you are already studying at university or working).
  • Go to "Guided Tour" and do Tour 1 completely. To do so, use a code name and add "Leuphana".

Please note: The test results do not affect decisions in the admissions procedure.

Form of documents

The following application documents must be submitted along with the application form:

Documents in languages other than English, which are to be submitted when applying for a bachelor’s program, must be accompanied by an official certified German translation.

The following applies to all applicants: Please understand that documents will generally not be returned to you, so do not send any original documents. Only the APS certificate must be submitted in original.

Completion of the TOEFL or IELTS test can be proved through submission of a computer printout of the test certificate. However, the original certificate must be submitted subsequently at enrollment.

TOEFL scores can be sent directly to Uni-Assist by the Educational Testing Service, ETS, if you indicate Uni-Assist as test score recipient. Please use the code number 2727 (e.g. on the ETS website).

All translations must be produced by a sworn translator. For more information on translators, please see the links below. 

Official certifications are accepted only if issued by any of the following institutions/authorities:

  • Federal authorities (in Germany)
  • Regional authorities (in Germany)
  • Local governments (in Germany)
  • Churches (in Germany)
  • Schools in Germany and German schools abroad German notaries
  • public local courts of justice
  • DAAD agencies abroad
  • German foreign agencies

Application for admission to advanced semesters

Recognition of previously earned credits

If you have already earned any credits in your home country or in Germany, you can apply for recognition of your credits and for admission to an advanced semester of the bachelor’s program .

Application deadline for bachelor's programs is July 15 for the following winter semester and January 15 for the following summer semester. When starting in the summer semester, you can apply for admission to the 2nd, 4th and 6th semester, and in the winter semester for the 3rd and 5th semester.

To continue your bachelor's studies at Leuphana, you need a certificate from the Examination Office of Leuphana University of Lüneburg indicating the semester to which you will be admitted. This certificate must be applied for in writing (see below for deadline).

Application form:

Please use the same application form as for first semester studies.

 

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